While everyone at my work get's into the festive spirit by decorating their office spaces with traditional holiday cheer, my friend Anne and I opt to honour the season with a Festivus ritual. First made popular on an episode of Seinfeld, Festivus is a celebration of a holiday season without the pressure and commercialism that usually ensues. Airing of Grievances and Feats of Strength are a few of the rituals that are commonly associated with Festivus. The tree or 'Festivis pole' is a pole wrapped in aluminum foil (for all you decor and design folks you can't get anymore minimal than that ;) So for those of you that are already a bit stressed over the holidays, release yourself with a little Festivus for the rest of us.
... but just so you don't take me for a Grinch, here a little magic I saw on my way home tonight.
photos by ©J. Dias